Although there are over 4,000 professional organizers in the United States
according to the National Association of Professional Organizers, its still
a fairly uncommon profession. When you tell people what you do, there is a
series of questions that always follows.
We recently attended some weddings and of course when you introduce yourself
at the table, one of the first questions is always about what you do for a
The first is a clarification of what exactly I do….is it like that they
see on TV? Do we organize closets?
The second set of questions is about my home. Is it organized? Can they
look in my car?
Finally, the conversation turns to hoarders due to the increased popularity
of the new television shows. At this time, I have learned to explain that
what I do is similar but these are severe cases.
People are fascinated by the profession itself and the fact that we do
indeed organize day in and day out.
We then tell them about our books and radio show and they are amazed that
there is an audience for organizing tips week after week.
We love what we do and organizing is a topic that everyone can relate to and
benefit from in their lives in some way, shape or form.
I love telling people about what I do when I meet them for the first time.
Its a great conversation starter and a great way to spread my love for
professional organizing and organizing in general.